Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering

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General Admission Examination for Master’s Programs
Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination for Master’s Programs
(August / February)
(For Policy and Planning Sciences, Service Engineering, Risk Engineering, Computer Science, Intelligent Interaction Technologies, and Engineering Mechanics and Energy)

Application Process Overview Chart

Check your Eligibility!
 
*Applicants for Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination must have at least one year of working experience (full-time or part-time) by March 2018.
 
(A) No eligibility screening is required for the following individuals:
(Note: Persons who are expecting to graduate cannot apply for Special Selection of Working Individuals Examination.)

  • Individuals who have graduated from, or who are expecting to graduate from, a Japanese four-year university by March 2018
  • Individuals who have graduated from a university outside Japan that implements 16 or more years of school curriculum up to university graduation, and earned a bachelor’s degree, or individuals who are expecting to graduate from such a university and earn a bachelor’s degree by March 2018
  • Others
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an email.)
 
(B) Eligibility screening is required for the following individuals:
  • Individuals who have graduated from, or are expecting to graduate from, a junior college or an upper secondary school
  • Individuals who have graduated from, or are expecting to graduate from, a vocational school or a similar school
  • Individuals who have graduated from, or are expecting to graduate from, a university of a foreign country that implements less than 16-year school curriculum
  • Others
    (If you have any questions about your eligibility, send us an email.)
 
 
 
Assessment of Eligibility for Application
Individuals who are expected to undergo the Eligibility Screening should contact Academic Service Office for the System and Information Engineering Area in advance.
Email us to obtain necessary documents and email them back for the assessment by the deadlines stated below. If you are deemed eligible for admission, you will be given a passcode needed on the “Educational Background” page of the Web Entry System.
(* The individuals who have ever applied for the Eligibility Screening and been deemed eligible by the screening, should also apply for the screening again.)

[Deadlines]
For the examination on August: June 30, 2017
For the examination on February: November 30, 2017
 
Applicants Who Need Special Assistance
If you need special assistance due to disability, contact us by the deadlines stated below.

[Deadlines]
For the examination on August: June 30, 2017
For the examination on February: November 30, 2017
Web Entry
You can apply to the University of Tsukuba online by our Web Entry system. Read the guidelines carefully before applying.
Submission must be made during:
July 3, 2017 – July 21, 2017 (by 5 p.m. JST) for the examination on August.
December 1, 2017 – January 10, 2018 (by 5 p.m. JST) for the examination on February.
Sign Up
First, you will need your own account to login. Once you make an account, you may save the data you entered and log back in later to continue.
Activation
When you sign up, activation email will be sent to your email address registered. Click the activation URL on the email to activate your account.
Login
For the first time after the activation, you’re already logged in. Just click on “Login” button to begin. When you visit our Login page the second time or later, enter your email address and password to login.
My Page
At the “My Page”, you need to click on the “Application Form” button for the Master’s Programs.
On the page, you can edit your login information or reset password.
Application Form
There are four sections in the Application Form.

  1. Applicant’s Information / Program of Your Choice
  2. Supervisor of Your Choice / Exam Subject
  3. Eligibility
  4. Educational Background

Each section will be saved when you click on “Proceed to ***” button on each confirmation page. After saving, you can continue from where you left off when you login back.
Upload the JPEG data of your ID photo in “1. Applicant’s Information” section and the JPEG data of your degree certificate in “4. Educational Background” section.
Use one-byte alphabet and numbers to enter all the information.

Payment

You must pay the examination fee before submitting your application. The University can accept;

  1. online credit card payment for both domestic and overseas applicants
  2. convenience store payment for domestic applicants only.

Credit Card Payment: Follow the instructions given at the last stage of Web Entry system and pay your fees by credit card. After the payment, you will be notified of a receipt number. Enter the number into the “Receipt Number” box and click on “Submit” button to proceed.

Convenience Store Payment: Follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry system and pay your fees at a convenience store in Japan. When you apply for ‘Convenience Store Payment’ online, you will receive the Examination Fee Statement with an 11-digit or a 13-digit code. After the payment, enter the code and payment date into the boxes on the Web Entry system and click on “Submit” button to proceed.

(*The examination fees are exempted for the Government-Sponsored (Japanese Government Monbukagakusho scholarship) foreign students, as well as students applying for a Secondary Major (Master’s Program) of a Dual Degree Program.)

Submission
After the payment is confirmed, you can submit your application by clicking “Submit to Apply” button. Once you click on the button, the information you have entered will be sent to the University, and you will not be able to go back to edit. Be sure to double-check before proceeding.
After you submit your application, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address that you registered. Be sure to check it.
(*Check and adjust spam filter settings in your email account beforehand so that you can receive an email from the “entry.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp” domain.)
Create PDF
After submitting, PDF documents will be downloaded. For treatment of the documents, follow the instructions given at the last stage of the Web Entry and be sure to download the PDF documents. You can download them from the Web Entry system only while the system is open.

The period is:
July 3, 2017 – July 21, 2017 (by 5 p.m. JST) for the examination on August.
December 1, 2017 – January 10, 2018 (by 5 p.m. JST) for the examination on February.

Web Entry

Documents Submission
Original copies of the documents in 3. Web Entry and Documents to be Submitted need to be received by airmail or hand no later than the deadlines stated below.
Your application will not be reviewed unless all required materials are received.

[Deadlines]
For the examination on August: July 21, 2017
For the examination on February: January 10, 2018
Information and Hints for Examinees
We will post the “Information and Hints for Examinees” on our website on the date stated below. Check the documents before the examination.

[Planned publication date]
For the examination on August: July 31, 2017
For the examination on February: January 18, 2018
Examination Dates
For the examination on August: August 23 – 25, 2017
For the examination on February: February 1 – 2, 2018

Past examination papers are available from here.

Announcement of Admission Results
For the examination on August: September 12, 2017
For the examination on February: February 16, 2018
Documents for Enrollment
Documents will be sent out from the admission office on February 16, 2018.
Procedure for Enrollment
In the beginning of March 2018
Entrance
On April 1, 2018